All Trails Lead To Utah

Utah is truly a wonderous place.

If you ever have the chance. Go.

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This Just In – I Published A Book!

That’s right, I finally have published my first book, and it is now available on Amazon!

For as long as I can remember, I always wanted to write a book. While admittedly never an avid reader myself, I loved words, and I loved the emotion and feelings they could draw out of people. Hence why I ended up in the communication and media field – often utilizing spoken work more than anything else.

Regardless, I finally took an idea I always had in my head, took some time to myself, and put pen to paper (well, a keyboard). After months of edits, adjusting, and rewriting – I present you the fruits of my labor!

It’s available in paperback, and soon to be on Kindle. Check it out here.

Please support a first-time author, and enjoy!

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Out With The Old, In With The New

A rare double-upload!

Actually, the first double. Mostly because I couldn’t decide what to post, and I knew that I wouldn’t be posting the same style of photo too closely together.

Taken in a photobox since it is 30 degrees outside.

Happy New Year!

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A Trip Down PhotoBox Lane

What do you do when you’re stuck in your house for an entire year and have trouble traveling for photos?

You try a PhotoBox, of course!

This is from the first set I took – where I accidentally took a couple of Christmas decorations and made them look terrifying.

Yea, maybe I should stick to nature.

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Golden Hour In Cleveland

There is a “golden hour” when it comes to photography. The sun is in just the right location, the clouds are just slightly overhead, and the shadows falls perfectly.

Typically, there is, quite literally, only an hour or two a day when this happens – usually dawn or dusk. However sometimes, the golden hour doesn’t apply, and there are places where no matter how the day is – it’s perfect.

For me, that the Metroparks in Cleveland. A place so many of my photos have come from – a place where I truly fell in love with the art.

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Looking For Something Better

Taken somewhere deep in the Cleveland Metroparks. This photo was one that I almost forgot about, lost in a ever-expanding hard drive.

But, much like the squirrel, I went looking for something more, and came across this gem.

Oh, also, I had to edit out a trashcan.

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A Walk On The Beach

We’ll get there eventually.

The sun will be on our backs again, the saltwater kissing our cheeks. The sand will grind its way into our shoes, forever stuck in the thread of our socks.

We will have annoyances again, we will have frustrations again – but they’ll be good ones. Frustrations we missed.

Today was a good day, and the light is getting brighter.

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Lost In The Wind

Stay grounded, my friends.

Photo taken in South Carolina.

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Sunny In San Diego

It’s that time of year when I delve into all of the photos I took the following months and go on a trip around my own adventures. However this year was a little different – the trip not going farther than a few miles, and never out of the state.

This one is from San Diego – a place that seems even farther away now. But we’ll be back.

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One Last Look

Well the time has finally come – the time where we all hunker down in our homes, watch the snow come own, and pray for the green grass to emerge from its deep slumber once more.

A little dramatic, I agree. Nevertheless, I really do have that much disdain for the winter. Especially when that means a bright sunny day will turn into – literally – fifteen inches of snow almost instantly.

Now we dig ourselves out, and wait.

This particular photo was taken at my absolute favorite spot – Westcreek park in Cleveland, Ohio. A place that seems to have never-ending trails, unlimited beauty, and fields that are welcoming and photogenic all at the same time. Every time I set foot here, there seems to be another angle I can shoot.

It was taken on one of the final days of Fall, the snowstorm looming in the distance. It makes me sad to look at it and know it’s now under, literally, feet of snow. But It’s nice to know that soon it will be lush again, and I will have another photo to take.

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